Purple Mombin

Spondias purpurea

Family: Anacardiaceae (an-a-kard-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Spondias (SPON-dee-as) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Evergreen

Textured

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 13, 2015, rizard from guadalajara,
Mexico wrote:

Accordingly in the information to Purple Mombin here at Dave´s Garden, it indicates that the scientific name Spondia, means Plum in greek. But when you check the greek dictionary Plum is translated to Damaschino. Why is this so? Does anybody know the reason for this? Thanks and best regards.

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On May 9, 2012, TRUNK from North Andrews Gardens, FL wrote:

GROWS VERY EASILY IN SOUTHEAST ,OAKLAND PARK, FLORIDA. IT WAS LIVING ON MY PROPERTY WHEN I BOUGHT THIS HOME.

SOUTH AMERICANS LOVE THIS FRUIT SO MUCH I FIND SOUTH AMERICANS AND MEXICANS HOPPING MY BACKYARD FENCE TO GET THEM,. SO I NEED TO TAKE THIS TREE DOWN SO MY NEIGHBORS DONT FEEL INCLINED TO JUMP MY 8 FOOT FENCE WHENEVER THEY PLEASE.

MY NEIGHBORS DONT HAVE ANY MANNERS.
I HOPE THEY DONT SHOW HOW SOUTH AMERICANS AND MEXICANS ARE TO EVERYONE ? THEY ARE NOT GOOD AMBASSADORS OF THEIR CULTURE.


NOT TO MENTION THIS TREE HAS THE SWEETEST JUICIEST FRUIT THAT IS ALMOST ALL SEED.

I HAVE TRIED TO GROWING THIS TREE FROM CUTTINGS UNSUCCESSFULLY SO FAR.

I WOULDNT MIND HAVING THIS AS PATIO POT PLANT. i WILL S... read more

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